Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Folsom Reservoir Offloading Water, Because It's Coming Down From The Sierras Too Fast

Currently dumping water into the American River, in order to keep control over the situation.

With more rain coming in and the lake becoming fuller, the bureau opened five floodgates at Folsom Dam and 18 gates at Nimbus Dam.

Throughout Monday night into Tuesday morning, Folsom Lake was up to 600,000 acre feet, which was 100,000 more acre feet than during the day.

At 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, Moore said they raised the amount of water released to 45,000 acre feet and at 1 p.m. they will raise the release to 50,000 acre feet.

“Based on continued wet conditions, adjustments will be made and we will continue to monitor the inflow and lake levels,” Moore said.

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